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When you're lost out in the middle of nowhere, nothing beats a good map and some prodigious use of the M and U keys. Listed below are links to the best maps we can find.
These maps are reference maps to help players achieve the Grandmaster Cartographer title. They should have the following properties:
- 100%+ explored (obviously). This does not mean that the map will have every single spot explored, as there is 1-2% extra on each continent.
- At full, zoomed-in resolution. The resolution of the map itself changes based on what your Interface Size is set to in-game; if your screenshots don't match the reference map, try changing this setting.
- Taken with the U-map (not the M-map) so that the cloud layer and outpost icons are not present. Maps made with the M-map are still useful, although the icons may hide unexplored spots and the clouds will distort comparisons somewhat.
NOTE: These files are very large, so please save them to your computer instead of abusing the bandwidth of the map creators.
Before the Eye of the North expansion was released, Arena.net updated the entire map of Tyria (see Game updates/20070717). Mostly, this only affected the existing regions by darkening the background of Ascalon and the Shiverpeaks, although it did introduce a couple minor changes in the map details. For this reason, any maps created before the update may no longer be accurate enough to be useful in some cases.
Eye of the North
EotN does not have a Cartographer title; instead, exploring the map counts toward the Master of the North title.
Realms of the Gods
These areas are not shown on any continental map because they exist in the Mists.
- Ascalon 441KB
- Northern Shiverpeaks
- Kryta 508KB
- Maguuma Jungle 427KB
- Crystal Desert 312KB
- Southern Shiverpeaks
- Ring of Fire Island Chain 139KB
Alliance Battle Maps
- Elona (labeled) 3.7MB by Guild Wars Vault
- Elona boss/green item locations 6MB by - Didis / Lowland lions hosted at Guild Wars Vault
- Elona Treasure map 2.71MB by Norrie